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I Have Esophageal Achalasia

Esophageal Achalasia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Esophageal Achalasia. You're not alone. 33 People

    I Have 'what"

    When i first started experiencing some esophageal difficulties it was last July and had been admitted through the ER because I was dehydrated.  They preformed the first  esophageal test the next day and I was told I had ulcers and they removed a polup and sent it off...
    sageintyme sageintyme 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2010

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    I Am Sure I Have Achalasia

    I just learned yesterday that I have Achalasia. It first started about january this year, I was 5 months pregnant. I would have a hard time eating big meals and would sometimes throw up. I thought that this was part of the pregnancy, BUT it kept progressing to where I would throw...
    momma2max momma2max 26-30, F Oct 19, 2010

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    I Have Achalasia

    Hi everyone,This is my first ever forum, and didn't even know one existed for this disease, it heartens me that I have found somewhere to share and also learn of everyone else's experiences.I'm 32 and have had Achalasia for 5 years, although my symptoms were not prominent until...
    katmeow katmeow 31-35 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    Achalasia - Is This The Cure?

    For over 5 years I have swallowing difficulties. Initially it was solids then it was with semi-liquids and cold liquids. I would experienced chest pain and frequently had to regurgitate to relieve the pain. Then a wonderful thing happened. My wife came across this book by...
    CoconutMiracle CoconutMiracle 56-60 Jun 19, 2012

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    My Achalasia Story

     Hello all!  I have esophageal achalasia, though it was discovered early.  It all started with a choking episode.  From there, I began to notice that food just wasn't going down properly, and often ended up stuck to the roof of my mouth.  Even when food...
    scandiavegan scandiavegan 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Heller's Myotomy

     I have a Heller's Myotomy done and it has been great.  Went from not being able to eat solids and often not being able to drink a glass of water to being able to eat most anything and rarely having any issues.   I have to remember to drink water with meals and...
    goingawaynow goingawaynow 66-70 Sep 30, 2009

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    So Many Doctors

    It started about 5 years ago (November 2007). I kept being sick late in the day or I would wake in the night with a bloated hard stomach and feel sick, like something was stuck. I went to the doctors and he sent me to the hospital to have the camera down to see what was happening...
    DebbieYorkshireUK DebbieYorkshireUK 31-35 Apr 15, 2012

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    Of Uncertainty Over Time I Felt Hopeless. I Hope A Miracle Comes To Me.

    who knows when i undergo this disease may be the beginning 2010. i also think it was just a normal ulcer but over time and in a fairly long period of times is not the usual ulcer. sometimes i do not eat for several days even water can not enter into my stomach. i finally checked...
    koncreng koncreng 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I just received my diagnosis. 5 years ago I almost died from aspirated pneumonia...hospital for 23 days and surgery on my lung. During that time, I got the botox shot and it seemed...
    stevecplnd stevecplnd 46-50 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Many of them are online....as in I have never even met them in person. I have a pretty strong connection with a couple of them, but nothing I would consider inappropriate. One is...
    TornSoul13 TornSoul13 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    This is not something I know how to explain. (tried writing this post 10 times and failed). But basically. I have had many breakdowns. Meaning I lose it. I just start crying and...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My mind is badly fractured I hate the body I am in My thoughts shall destroy me As I mutilate my skin I'd rather change myself Than never live at all But it seems that change won...
    SkullRoseInsignia SkullRoseInsignia 16-17, T 9 hrs ago

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    I have met some great people on here but why are there people on EP who are bitter at you for no reason? You post your comment to share your experience and they get all worked up...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    For as long as I can remember I had felt....a little different than others. I didn't care about most things. I didn't want or need much social activities. I had, and still have, a...
    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I know that life is not easy for anybody. But sometimes I wonder how am I so ok, when I know people have experienced similar traumas and have broken and can no longer function in...
    salcla salcla 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have tspk for almost 3 years now and been telling to use fml steroid 4 times a day with cyclosporine , everytime when we try to stop steroid. I got flare up and the bad pain...
    naassa naassa 26-30, F 17 mins ago

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    Apparently I do, at least that's what I hear whenever I talk to people through Skype calls. I think it's because it's deep and I have a unique accent having moved around a lot
    Procrastin8 Procrastin8 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My mom has a legitimate mental issue, my dad looks like he's slowly dying day by day, my older sister isn't around at all anymore, and my little sister is just doing her thing. My...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm 16 never had a girlfriend. I've hooked up with girls, but we just made out. I have trouble getting girls to like or notice me. The last girl I had a thing with broke my heart...
    skaterguy skaterguy 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Has anyone had much experience with having epilepsy and being pregnant or raising kids? I have a two year old step son, and I hate having seizures in front of him. My husband and I...
    sarbear82 sarbear82 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Tell me you have cancer and I will feel nothing, your mother died? I wont understand how you feel but if im in a room with you and someone tries to exploit something like how cocky...
    LotusPsychosis LotusPsychosis 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Hello Everyone! I'm currently 16 years old, 7 months ago I was going school, hanging out with my friends and living life to the fullest! But now everyday is a struggle. I don't go...
    amandas1011 amandas1011 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have memory loss, no appetite, no motivation, and either can't sleep at all or only want to sleep. I realize now that when I think of the past, I tend to romanticize and feel as...
    deyada deyada 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Why? Oh why? Why do I want things I can't have? There are things in front of me that I can easily get but why suffer wanting things I can't have.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Till this minute.. im hurt with the drastic change.. but i am no one to him besides a silent crush that i have for him.. and i never got over it. I want him to treat me like...
    Marshello Marshello 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    So let me get this straight.. I have been cheated on and tried to work it out. We both went to counseling and things were better for awhile. Then it happens again. This time it's...
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Monster - I had a weird dream today. I dreamed that I was a father of a young girl who found out that I am a monster hunter, and that I have hunted down and wiped out all the...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    ... it leave the ordinary moments dull. Do you folks have this. Those sudden surge of supper happiness and when you are back to normal, it looks little dull for a while out of...
    xtaldart xtaldart 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have a deep need to be loved by remarkable people. I want intelligent, self possessed people to think that I am too.
    RebeccaJane00 RebeccaJane00 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Before I say what my dream was, I just wonder: how many other people have never had a dirty dream? Or is it also normal to not get them? This dream wasn't that weird, but I want...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Sometimes u wanna talk to someone specific and he or she shut u down every time u try to have a conversation with them 😔😁 sometimes we should listen cause we don't know if...
    dsardes dsardes 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    If you want to have meaning in your life, try making someone else's life meaningful.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    i don't have many people i can count on, or rely on, including my family lol.. so ive always been on my own ever since i was 16. ive become a strong independent woman thanks to...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Well it is no tragic heart breaking romance, It's simple , my Father left eleven years ago on January 13, 2004. He just up and left I was six years old and I just got back from a...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    why me? i cant take this anymore it really make me depress, i cant brush it off in my mind it really torments me . .i hate it i cant get over it. . i cant function socially. .i...
    crushingnails crushingnails 18-21 6 hrs ago

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    What is the point in asking people to write about real life experiences then tell them what they can write??. I entered a real life story, an actual experience in the section I AM...
    123biggeorge 123biggeorge 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend went on a business trip and last night he text me goodnight. I called him right after he texted me and he didn't answer phone. I called him 6 more times within 10...
    nclo8907 nclo8907 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I sleep technically 3-4 hours if I am lucky. Last night and today after a conversation, I kept falling asleep, I world have terrible dreams abt people whom I truly love and cherish...
    orchidspetals orchidspetals 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    No really 'friend' is a too simple word ... in a very short amount of time I have made a connection with someone so deep it feels like I've always know him. I'm not a big believer...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have to wear contacts or everything is as clear as looking at a steamy mirror after a hot shower.
    deyada deyada 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Hello. Rather new to this website but I believe that it should hopefully let be socialise with people more in a controlled environment. Looking around, i'm surprised to see young...
    WeSleepToMuch WeSleepToMuch 18-21 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I actually have many that I can call friends ;)
    nwwvgrl nwwvgrl 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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